Exams and Testing

Princeton Review PSAT/SAT & ACT Review Sessions

SAISD offers Princeton Review student training sessions for the SAT and ACT exams during the fall and spring semesters. Numerous SAISD teachers have attended training with Princeton Review personnel and conduct the sessions. Students enrolled in one of these sessions will have the opportunity to take practice tests and will work with Princeton Review materials throughout the classes. The courses are targeted at sophomores and juniors; however, freshmen are also invited to attend. As the result of a grant acquired by SAISD, the classes will be offered at a much reduced rate.

The last day to register for SAT is January 22. The last day to register for ACT is April 26. No late registrations will be accepted.

Further information including dates, times, prices, and registration information, can be found in the following documents.

SAT & ACT Review Sessions Class Schedule - Fall 2017

SAT & ACT Review Sessions Class Schedule - Spring 2018

SAT & ACT Review Sessions Registration Form - Spring 2018

For specific information about dates, times, etc. for each session please contact the following teachers:

SAT or

ACT or

For general information, please contact at (325)947-3838, ext. 726.

2017-2018 High School STAAR Test Dates
  English Mathematics Science Social Studies
Mon, Dec 4 English I EOC
Tue, Dec 5   Algebra I EOC    
Wed, Dec 6 English II EOC
Thu, Dec 7   Biology EOC US History EOC
Tue, Apr 10 English I EOC
Thu, Apr 12 English II EOC
Tue, May 8   Algebra I EOC    
Wed, May 9 Biology EOC (LVHS) US History EOC
Thu, May 10 Biology EOC (CHS)  
Mon, June 25 English I EOC
Tue, June 26   Algebra I EOC Biology EOC  
Wed, June 27 English II EOC    
Thu, June 28   US History EOC
2017-2018 Elementary and Middle School STAAR Test Dates
  3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Tue, Apr 10 Writing Mathematics   Writing Mathematics
Wed, Apr 11   Reading   Reading
Mon, May 14  Mathematics Mathematics Math Retest Mathematics Mathematics Math Retest
Tue, May 15 Reading Reading Reading Retest Reading
Reading
Reading Retest
Wed, May 16     Science     Science
Thu, May 17           Social Studies
Tue, June 26     Math Retest     Math Retest
Wed, June 27     Reading Retest     Reading Retest

SAT

The SAT is a 3-hour-and-45-minute test that measures the critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, and writing skills that students need to do college-level work. Nearly every college in America accepts the SAT as a part of its admissions process. That's why more than two million students take the SAT every year. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year in high school.

For a list of test dates, view the SAT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines.

For more information including SAT Preparation Resources, test dates and fees, and registration information, please visit the College Board SAT website.

PSAT/NMSQT

The Preliminary SAT®/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT Reasoning Test™ and gives students a chance to enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) scholarship programs.

The PSAT/NMSQT is available for home-schooled students eligible to attend school in the district and may register at both high school counseling centers.

Test Information

The PSAT test is held in October. Please contact your school counseling center for exact dates and times.

Free to interested juniors enrolled at Central and Lake View High Schools
$15 for interested sophomores and freshman
Registration forms available in the school counseling centers (Deadline to register is TBA by campus)

For more information:

Central High School counseling department - (325)659-3434 x118
Lake View High School counseling department - (325)659-3500 x128

ACT

The ACT is America's most widely accepted college entrance exam. It assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. The Writing Test, which is optional, measures skills in planning and writing a short essay.

For a list of test dates, view the ACT Test Calendar.

For more information about the ACT including test preparation resources, test dates and fees, and registration information, please visit the ACT Student website.

AP Exams

AP Examinations are administered each year in May and are available to students enrolled in the district's various AP Courses. The AP Exams test students' ability to perform at a college level and offer students the possibility to qualify for college credit.

Exam Information

AP Exams are held during two weeks in May. A detailed AP Exam schedule can be found at the CollegeBoard website.

For more information about the AP program, contact Jennifer Crutchfield at (325) 947-3838 x726.